Monday, November 2, 2009

New! Free! Yeah, That Got Your Attention.

A day rarely passes that I don't say, "I want to be friends with ______________." (Fill in the blank!) There are so many famous--and infamous--folks out there that I'm positive would be all BFF with me, if we were to ever meet. In person, that is.


And then we'd begin our relationship and say things like, "Where have you been all my life?" or "Let's get some Taco Bell before watching the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman marathon," while giving each other mani/pedis and guiltily flipping through the pages of the Enquirer.

Thusly, I've decided to start a new, regular feature here in Lulaville, called, "I Want To Be Friends With..." Please play along with me, alrighty?



Have you ever seen Almost Famous?
It's only one of my most favorite movies in the history of ever.
And it's the film that introduced me to the fantastically fabulous
Zooey Deschanel.
(Pictured here with Frances McDormand & Patrick Fugit.)


Here's the trailer--please watch. No really, you have to see it. My fave Zooey moment comes at 0:12.


Zooey is my style icon.
Witness this adorableness:
(I lust after those shoes. Mary Jane heels. Perfection!)



This dress slays me, completely.



No one does vintage better than my Zooey:



Why helloooooo there, plaid! Simply gorgeous!



"I want to be friends with Lula..."
Yeah, she's totally thinking that in this shot:



On anyone else this dress would be cheesy.
Zooey makes it fresh, whimsical, and utterly chic.
She's a genius, clearly.

I want Zooey to take me shopping...and school me in her ways.

And if it's not enough that she's an amazing actress and fashionista, Zooey is also an utterly talented musician. She performs with the awesome M. Ward, under the name of "She & Him." Please love this video with me, as it is completely enjoyable.

Do I love that She & Him took a Motown classic (by the great Smokey Robinson & The Miracles) and made it their own? I do. Oh, I really do.


In honor of my inaugural edition of "I Want To Be Friends With..." I am now offering the chance to give one of you something especially delightful.

Check out this gorgeous wristlet & iPod (or cell) holder:
Are these not two fantastic pieces?
These make me feel uber-sassy...like Zooey!*

The inside of the wristlet is the same fabric as the flower--so chic!

Sweet Abby, also known as sister to sweet Bekah, has a new Etsy shop, Sewing Snails. ("Snails" is her nickname, and what I call Abby...because Bekah calls her "Snails.") Check out her offerings...the citrus half-apron is cleverly cute. I'm talking better-than-Anthropologie, y'all. Really & truly!

Want a chance at winning the wristlet and iPod (or cell) pouch? If you live in the US or Canada, simply leave a comment and tell me whom you'd want to be friends with. Other than me, that is. Comments will be closed at 11:59 pm(Eastern time) on Thursday, November 5.


*No celebrity endorsement intended or implied.

48 comments:

kelly anne said...

dude i LOVE zooey. she has such great style and her voice is amazing!
I would be friends with hilary duff. i know a lot of girls hate on her, but i just think she's so funny and cute!

Mama Kat said...

Okay I love her too now.

My first introduction to Zooey was in ELF with my love Will Ferrel. They sang a christmas song together and I thought I had discovered her.

Oh how wrong I was.

Tiffany said...

I freakin love Zooey and LOVE Almost Famous... Almost as much as Love, Actually, but not quite.

I love this new game.

Kat- was that her really singing in Elf? "Baby it's cold outside...."
She has a fabulous voice.

T

melissa_413 said...

I was going to say just what Mama Kat said - the first time I noticed Zooey was in Elf and when she sang Baby It's Cold Outside I was like OMG I love her! When I heard about She & Him I was so excited.

Heather said...

Oh, I loved her in Elf! Was that really her? She looks way different...must be the hair.

Hmmm, I seriously have so many great friends in real life and in blogland, this is a hard decision.

Seeing as how I've "grown up" with Drew Barrymore since the day we both loved E.T., I think I'll pick her. She's a bit wild, but always has a great smile. I'm sure she'd be a blast!

I'll always like you better, though.

Genie Marie said...

I love Zoey too...ever since Elf(my kids adore Will Smith in this move...and so do I) I would so like to be friends with either Reese Witherspoon or Faith Hill...they have incredible style..southern accents...my kinda friend!

Kat said...

Did you see her in the Sci-Fi version of the Wizard of Oz? Tin Man? It was...interesting. And she plays a great flake in Weeds.

As for who I would want to be friends with...Damon and Carlton. Maybe they'd whisper secrets to me...

Kelly said...

I'm pretty sure that I actually am friends with Connie Britton, she just doesn't know it yet.

Angie's Spot said...

Zooey is f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s. Love her!

As for me, I just know that some day I'll be friends with Kate Winslet. I need a British friend so badly and she just seems so down to earth, with the underlying brass and sarcasm that I love in my friends.

Ashton Dene' said...

Almost Famous is so one of my favorite movies! When they sing Tiny Dancer on the bus...amazing. It is not surprising that one of my favorite episodes of Entourage is the one that mimics Almost Famous. And I think Zooey is amazing. & I so heart She & Him!

What a cute wristlet! I will have to check out the etsy shop! I love finding new etsy stores :)

If I could be friends with anyone I think I would want to be friends with Kat Dennings. I love her movies and that she can sing as well! Also, her tweets are so random, it makes me want to hang out with her to see what she really does.

Happy Monday! Love this new friends feature!

x, ash

Lauren said...

You KNOW how much I love me some Zooey. She is the ultimate style muse...even more so than Blair!

So, I am with you, I want to be friends with Zooey!

Brandy said...

She is fab. I would love to be friends with Katy Perry. Doesn't she just seem like a bowl of cherries? And did ya' know that the singer made famous by the "I Kissed a Girl" song has two pastor parents. Uh uh. She does.

I think the two should do a photoshoot together. Hawtness.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I loved her in Yes Man but never knew her name. She reminds me so much of Katy Perry. As for me, I would love to chat & cook with Paula D. Or just laugh and chat with Ellen DeGeneres or Bonnie Hunt.

Live.Love.Eat said...

P.S. Love this new feature of yours. Great idea!!!!!!!!!!

Mindy said...

I agree that Zooey is super awesome... I really think her and Jim Carrey should make more movies together! lol I would love to be friends with Amy Pohler... she is hilarious and I think she would be fun to hang with!

Alexandria said...

I love Zooey! She is amazing and 'She & Him' are the best!


I completely forgot she was in 'Almost Famous'...that movie is the best! Oh the band-aids...

I want to be friends with Lauren Graham...she is hilar!

Gina said...

Although I know that there are people- famous, almost famous, infamous- who want to be friends with me, you will have to let me beg out of the mani/pedi sessions.
Besides, Zooey is so cute, I just want to smack her!

Beth's Blog said...

I want to be friends with Zooey too!
I LOVE her!

angie said...

I have never seen Almost Famous. How is that possible? I LOVE Zooey though. I've seen her in a few other things. I adore her voice, and her eyes are so beautiful.

I LOVE the wristlet and ipod cover. So very cool.

I want to be friends with Gwenyth Paltrow. Or however you spell her name. She just seems like an intelligent, witty, cool person. WIth great fashion sense.

Jen said...

What is wrong with me. I miss out on so many awesome movies. I am going to have to watch this one.

And that is such a cute clutch. I love it and think it would look fabulous on me.

I would like to be friends with Jenna Elfmen.

CaraBee said...

I love Zooey. She's that perfect mix of quirky, fun, weird. Have you heard of a photographer named Chris Anthony. He does some amazingly awesome photos. They remind me of movies like The Fall (which starred my beloved Lee Pace and was magical) and The Cell, which not surprisingly had the same director. He has done a bunch of celebs, in crazy, awesome, weird settings. Here's Zooey:
http://chrisanthony.viewbook.com/victims__avengers?p=1#/3/ Look through all of his stuff, though, because he is our kind of fabulous.

Who is my celebrity BFF? It changes. I would like to sit down with Katie Holmes and be like: W. T. F? is your life like, because no one lives under more scrutiny than that woman. I would love to hang out with Queen Latifah, because I just know she's fun. Who else? Angelina Jolie. Maybe. I don't know how well we'd get along, she's kind of weird, and not my kind of weird, but she's crazy gorgeous. Did you read the EW interview with Elizabeth Mitchell where she talked about kissing Angie in Gia? And now I totally want to kiss her. A peach, fercryingoutloud. So there are about a hundred more, but that's enough for now.

Marta said...

You stole my Girl crush/"Person I want to be friends with"! I did an "I Love Zooey" post on my blog a while ago, too! So that's my pick. Sorry. I did it first. ;-)

I love her singing. I LOVE her style. I love her cutesy, sassy, adorable personality. How much do I love She & Him? LOTS. How much do I like the movie Failure to Launch, if just for the fact that I love Zooey's character and the rest of the movie is lame? A bunch. She's it for me right now. Truth.

I was given such a great compliment by a Twitter friend just the other week that was super sweet, and she had no idea of my girl crush for Zooey at the time either!

Compliment: "You're like the product of Anthropologie & Zooey Deschanel making the sweet love.You are gorg-indie-hipster-ingenue royalle." How awesome is that?

And I love the wristlet and holder! I have no idea if my cell OR iPod would fit in it, as they are slightly big (G1, iPod touch), but I'll take it anyway!

MWAH! :-)

Bekah said...

heart zooey bad. you know she's my favy. don't count me. i can't win. cuz i'm snails' sister and all

Swirl Girl said...

She is totally singing with Greg Brady?? WOW-

Swirl Girl said...

She is totally singing with Greg Brady?? WOW-

Shannon said...

Since this is going to be a regular feature, I'll just share one...

Amy Adams.

She's adorable. And the first order of business would be for me to drag her with me to the hair salon so I can get my hair dyed her exact shade of red. J'adore it.

Melissa said...

Love me some Zooey. Bridge to Terabithia? Seen it? She is so great! Of course the ever famous Elf duet with Will. You and I are going to be friends forever....:) So, since I'm already friends with you, I guess my next choice would have to be the totally hilarious and fun Jimmy Fallon. I heart him. and Chelsea Lately (even though she can be really wraunch)makes me LOL......


Okay, so did I win? Please tell me I won.

Melissa said...

Her actual name is Chelsea Handler.

Sun said...

I want to be friends with PINK. She's insanely talented..completely opinionated and even though some of her opinions are not my own.. I just dig her.

Jessica said...

I want to be friends with Chelsea Handler. she is SOOO funny and would make me laugh non stop! i have read her books and watched her show every day and think i would die from laughing if i ever actually met her! plus she is so cute! of course i wouild run the risk of being made fun of onn live tv but bthat is a risk i am willing to take
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Living In Your Letters said...

I'd have to say Daniel Radcliffe. Talk about eccentric...I'm pretty sure having him around would be pretty darn entertaining...have you seen his interviews??

tattytiara said...

Stephen Fry! But only if he promised to do all the talking. I'd chew my own tongue off before I exposed the contents of my brain to that man, but I could listen to him for hours.

tattytiara said...

Oh! And I meant to say - lovely blog.

Tina said...

Sandra Bullock

themoonisdown said...

only my favorite movie in the history of EVER.

so win. she wins at life too.

another interesting tidbit shes a crazy vegan so i believe all her clothes are animal cruelty free like no leather no weird fabrics. makes her even awesome-er

Nat said...

I love love love zooey! I first fell in love with her when she was the only thing that made Failure to Watch worth it. i love her.


oscar is the best movie ever. sylvester stalone is a gangster and tim currey is doctor pool. seriously watch it. i love it.

Summer said...

Oooh, she is DIVINE!!! Yes, I love her style, her clothes, her shoes...her voice!!!

As for friends...

I got you. I got Heather. I got Kathy....

Who else is there???

What about.....Oprah? She has connections to everything. I need connections.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I adore Zooey and her sister Emily isn't bad either. If only I could look as cute as her in those vintage duds.

I would love Zooey as a friend. Also, I could totally hang with Ellen. Cuz you know she would keep me laughing and she would totally give me stuff all the time. And i love me some free stuff....(hint hint)

Mormon Bachelor Pad said...

I've loved her since Almost Famous and All the Real Girls. She was hottest in Elf, though. In my opinion.

~kiMbeRLy~ said...

I <3 Almost Famous, Zooey, and I'm thinking that I <3 this blog! I found it by blog/twitter stalking the BusyBee! Anyway...Judy Garland I would be BFFs and she we teach me to sing...I love the music of the 40s!

Kerith said...

I <3 her, too, Lula, but I'm going to have to say that my Celeb BFF would be Thora Birch from such films as All I Want For Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Now and Then and Ghost World.

Definitely Thora Birch.

Curly said...

I love Zooey and her sister Emily, but would probably be friends with Emily first just cuz' I don't think I'm the kinda cool it would take to be friends with Zooey.

My celeb BFF would have to be Jada Pinkett Smith or Sandra Bullock, or maybe even Jennifer Aniston. Do any of them have tattoos? If not, they might have to get them as part of a BFF outing or something!

Linda said...

Zooey is just too darn cute for words. I could totally see the 2 of you together.

My celeb BFF would be Kelly Ripa. I don't know why, other than all of the obvious reasons, but we'd just click. I know it.

Disney said...

Ah, beautiful Zooey! She's so fun!
P.S. You are stinkin' hilarious! I love reading funny people's blogs! :o)

Laura said...

Loved her in almost famous! Laura in Germany

Mandi said...

I totally love love LOVE Zooey Deschanel. She's just too cute.

Lynette said...

Just went an added that movie to my Netflix. I love Zooey too but I have a total celebrity crush on Kate Hudson. I can't believe I haven't seen this movie yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

gina said...

I loved her in Elf- that song was a movie stealer! I most recently loved her (and her singing) in Yes Man with Jim Carrey- a quite enjoyable movie. She even brings commercials to higher level- cotton anyone?!??